Newman University athletics recently hosted the 34th annual Laurie Bell Memorial Charity Golf Tournament.
The fundraiser began with its traditional kickoff party, which was held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Crestview Country Club. Donors, supporters and golfers gathered for a silent and live auction while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. The big ticket item of the evening was a golf cart that sold for more than $3,800.
The golf tournament was held the next day at Crestview with 200 golfers participating.
The tournament and kickoff party raised more than $80,000 for the Newman University athletics department to help provide scholarships for athletes, facility upgrades, uniforms and other needs.
Brian Baxter, Zane Ehling, Brandon Hall and Mike Pelfrey shot a 53 during the four-man scramble tournament, taking first place in the first flight.
List of prize winners:
- 1st place — Brian Baxter, Zane Ehling, Brandon Hall and Mike Pelfrey
- 2nd place — Dan Giroux, Father Ed Herzog, Brady Scott, Craig Steven and Zack Steven
- 3rd place — Bretley Brown, Zac Potter, Ryan Trilli and Nolan Williams
- 1st place — Adam Doid, Troy Kapels, Jeff Mullen and Jared Woody
- 2nd place — Jake Boxberger, Chris Heck, Scott Mudloff and Darin Rasmussen
- 3rd place — Chris Graham, Jason Ladner, Michael Monteferrante and Brian Phipps
- 1st place — Michael Eck, Bruce Gilkerson, Darren Ledgerwood and Bob Razook
- 2nd place — Jordan, Fr. Daryl Befort, Don Finn and Matt Finn
- 3rd place — Brock Bell, Mark Bell, Mike Bell and Marty Cornejo
- 1st place — Isaac Johnston, Jordan Johnston, Veronica Johnston and Norm Jones
- 2nd place — Andrew Brown, Ryan Huschka, Fred Muck and John Vogt
- 3rd place — Steve Dunn, Sach Mathur, Jeff McCausland and Chris Miller
- Women’s longest drive — Kenni Henson
- Men’s longest drive — Brian Baxter
- Closest pin — Zac Potter
- Longest put — Dan Giroux